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  • Foreign Policy: The Mess In Mali (Surprise! Obama's magical Libyan tour results in more Sharia)

    04/11/2012 6:58:21 PM PDT · by Duke of Qin · 5 replies
    NPR ^ | 04/10/2012 | Gregory Mann
    But though the MNLA has a secular nationalist bent, the rebellion in the north is helping Islamist extremists expand their foothold in the country. The MNLA has been in a loose partnership with Ansar Dine, an Islamist group led by Iyad ag Ghali, a Tuareg who led a major rebellion in the 1990s. Ag Ghali's career is a testament to the tangled web of alliances in the region: His most recent gig was in Libya, where, according to reports, Libya's transitional government encouraged him to lead a large-scale defection of Tuareg fighters from Muammar al-Qadaffi's security forces. Ag Ghali obliged,...
  • Intervening in Mali: West African Nations Plan Offensive against Islamists and Tuareg Rebels

    As Tuareg rebels battle radical Islamists with heavy weapons for control of the northern Mali city of Gao, Mali and the other 15 nations of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) are planning a military offensive designed to drive both groups out of northern Mali in an effort to re-impose order in the region and prevent the six-month old conflict from destabilizing the entire region. So far, however, operational planning has not been detailed enough to gain the approval of the UN Security Council for authorization of a Chapter Seven military intervention, leaving ECOWAS and the African Union...
  • A tour in hell

    11/23/2003 8:24:20 AM PST · by Jakarta ex-pat · 12 replies · 169+ views
    Winnipeg Sun ^ | 23/11/03 | Romeo Dallaire
    Romeo Dallaire often told people that once, in the cool, misty, green hills of Rwanda, he looked evil in the eye and shook hands with the devil himself. That haunting allegory became the title of his wrenching memoir of the ill-fated 1994 UN mission in Rwanda. According to his publisher, Shake Hands with the Devil, The Failure of Humanity in Rwanda is "a story of betrayal, failure, naivete, indifference, hatred, genocide, war, inhumanity and evil." It is a gripping story of a clash among African politics, old colonial prejudices and big power indifference that left Dallaire and a handful of...
  • 'Jihad Johnny' Linked to Flt. 63 Shoe Bomber

    12/29/2001 12:11:11 AM PST · by truther · 5 replies · 327+ views
    NewsMax | Friday Dec. 28, 2001 | Carl Limbacher and NewsMax.com Staff
    'Jihad Johnny' Linked to Flt. 63 Shoe Bomber America's Tailban traitor "Jihad Johnny" Walker and Flight 63 shoe bomber Richard Reid were recruited to do Osama bin Laden's dirty work by the same extremist Muslim group currently operating all over the globe to build an anti-Western army to fight jihad, one Mideast expert contended Friday. "The French newspaper La Provence reported Tuesday that Reid had been an acolyte of Tabligh-i-Jamaat," reports Islamic scholar Steven Schwartz in the New York Post. "U.S. media disclosed last week that Walker had been recruited by a San Francisco cell of the same group." Schwartz ...